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Research & Teaching Interests:

  • Cartography and Map Design
  • Appalachia
  • Virginia
  • Physical Geography
  • Pyrogeography & Fire Ecology

Classes Recently Taught:

  • GEOG 3314: Cartography
  • GEOG 3234: Geography of Virginia
  • GEOG 3224: Geography of Appalachia
  • GEOG 2314: Maps and Mapping
  • GEOG 1104: Intro to Physical Geography

Outreach and Presentations

  • 40th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference (March, 2016)
    • Geography of Appalachia: A reflection on five years of teaching, and selected student presentations.  Talk given with undergraduate students that highlights the Geography of Appalachia Course
    • GIS Workshop.  Short workshop offered to introduce participants to ArcGIS and its use in mapping spatial data
    • Bald Knob Hike.  Field experience led to Mountain Lake that showcases the physical geography of the region. 
  • Virginia Geographic Alliance Field Guide – Changing Rural Landscapes in Southwest VirginiaOctober 7-9, 2016
  • Bluegrass and Old Time Music.  Presentation for the Crooked Road Festival event held at Solitude (VT Campus).  June 11, 2016
  • Mapping Appalachia: Using Google Earth to display community demographic data.  Presentation and workshop for Appalachian Communities course, Virginia Tech.
  • How to Lie with Maps.  Presentation on maps and map projections for the Virginia Tech LCI.  February 2015.
  • Instructor: Geology and Biogeography of Virginia
    • Roanoke Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program
    • New River Valley Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program

Grants and Awards:

  • Virginia Tech Geography Department. Travel Grant – AAG Faculty Development Workshop. 2011.
  • Virginia Tech Geography Department. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. 2011.
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